Karla Trott is an associated member of the Landscape Architecture faculty at the Knowlton School and teaches courses in design, design development & documentations, and design representation. Trott has degrees in both Architecture (MARCH) and Landscape Architecture (BLA) from The Ohio State University. Prior to becoming a full-time member of the faculty, she was a part-time lecturer for eight years at the School. In addition to her teaching, Trott is a consultant with architecture and landscape architecture design firms.
Trott has previously worked with several architecture and landscape architecture firms where she was involved in projects nationally and internationally, specifically in China, Brazil and Abu Dhabi. Her professional work includes site design and planning of commercial, corporate and health care facilities of various scales, project zoning, and large scale residential projects. Highlighted projects include a design for Les Wexner's Palm Beach residence, and a retail and event space for Ferrari. Trott has received a number of ASLA, AIA and AIPA awards and was, along with Jane Amidon and Jonathon Barnes, a finalist in the AIA Whittier Peninsula Competition.